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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 4:00:00 PM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 16:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 60° 26' West

The ground speed is currently 425.65 meters/second, 1532.3 kilometres/hour, 952.1 miles/hour or 827.4 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.87 miWest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 miSouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.4"951.72 miWest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 miSouth951.72 mi
24 hours0° 07' 26.6"7.88 miEast0° 00' 12.7"0.24 miNorth7.88 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 16:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 08' North, Longitude: 166° 57' East

The ground speed is currently 441.77 meters/second, 1590.4 kilometres/hour, 988.2 miles/hour or 858.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.4"16.47 miWest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 miSouth16.47 mi
1 hour14° 33' 29.2"988.07 miWest0° 08' 15.9"9.47 miSouth988.35 mi
24 hours10° 31' 42.0"714.60 miEast3° 30' 22.1"240.97 miSouth757.77 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Asuncion *Sat 1:00 PM350 km217 miles189 nmSoutheast SE
Fuerte Olimpo *Sat 1:00 PM374 km233 miles202 nmNortheast NE
Pedro Juan Caballero *Sat 1:00 PM492 km306 miles266 nmEast E
SaltaSat 1:00 PM528 km328 miles285 nmWest-southwest WSW
TucumánSat 1:00 PM611 km379 miles330 nmSouthwest SW
Encarnación *Sat 1:00 PM630 km392 miles340 nmSoutheast SE
Ciudad del Este *Sat 1:00 PM633 km394 miles342 nmEast-southeast ESE
Foz do Iguaçu *Sat 2:00 PM637 km396 miles344 nmEast-southeast ESE
Santa CruzSat 12:00 Noon688 km428 miles371 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SucreSat 12:00 Noon699 km434 miles377 nmNorthwest NW

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